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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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The search thing never seems to work for me anymore :(

What can I expect at the border when I go visit my home country? I received two exact copies of the AP thing... so I guess I am supposed to show them both? I think I read somewhere that they might try to take one but aren't supposed to? Hopefully someone can clarify this for me...

Also, there is something about them taking out the I-94 and putting a new one??? Or am I confused...


March 6, 2007 - I-129F package sent

March 21, 2007 - I-129F NOA2

October 17, 2007 - K1 interview - approved

October 19, 2007 - K1 arrived in mail

October 21, 2007 - US entry

October 23, 2007 - Wedding day

November 27, 2007 - AOS, EAD, AP package sent

December 7, 2007 - Received all 3 NOA's for AOS, AP & EAD

December 10, 2007 - Received letter for biometrics appointment

January 2, 2008 - I-485 transferred to California

January 3, 2008 - Biometrics

January 16, 2008 - RFE for I-485

January 22, 2008 - RFE for I-485 arrived

January 23, 2008 - AP approved

January 25, 2008 - Case status finally updated: AP approved January 23!

January 31, 2008 - EAD card production ordered

February 2, 2008 - AP arrived in mail

February 5, 2008 - Sending a letter/RFE to CSC

February 5, 2008 - EAD card production ordered (again?!)

February 7, 2008 - RFE/letter arrived at CSC

February 7, 2008 - EAD approval sent

February 9, 2008 - EAD card received, dated January 23rd!

February 25, 2008 - CSC finally acknowledges receiving RFE

February 27, 2008 - I-485 APPROVED!

February 27, 2008 - Online case status: notice mailed welcoming new permanent resident.

March 3, 2008 - Received welcome letter

March 3, 2008 - I-485 approval letter sent

March 6, 2008 - Green card arrived in mail.

November 2009 - Removal of conditions...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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Hello,

my understanding is that they will issue you with a new I-94. I was also advised to take a copy of the wedding/marriage certificate as it will show the name change.

Good Luck


wow, we have already recieved our Biometrics appointments. It is only 2 1/2 weeks away.

It seems to be moving rather quickly.

This is great.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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Yes the I-94 will be taken when you depart the country, it is a departure record, when you re-enter the USA you will need to get a new one.

Bring an extra photo copy of the AP document, to give the POE officer if they want to keep a copy.

You present the AP doc to US POE officer for re-entry to the USA.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Scotland
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The search thing never seems to work for me anymore :(

What can I expect at the border when I go visit my home country? I received two exact copies of the AP thing... so I guess I am supposed to show them both? I think I read somewhere that they might try to take one but aren't supposed to? Hopefully someone can clarify this for me...

Also, there is something about them taking out the I-94 and putting a new one??? Or am I confused...

HI Melyssa,

I just crossed at Lewiston last week taking my son to toronto airport. I had with me my Passport, 2 copies of AP, original AOS NOA1 and copy of our marriage certificate. On crossing into Canada, officer just looked at my documents and passport. Coming back into the states, they stamped my AP took out my old I-194 and gave me a new one.

I got both copies back and i asked if i needed to go through same procedure every visit... she told me YES,, until my AOS is approved i have to go through their system. At least when i get GC i wont have to get out the car..lol...

Enjoy your trip,you should have no problem... hope this helps

agnes x


2007-10-23...mailed AOS EAD AP

2007-10-29...finally arrived in chicago

2007-11-02...NOA1 notice date

2007-11-23...the dreaded RFE comes...dated Nov 19th

2007-11-24...returned RFE by USPS

2007-11-29...biometrics in buffalo

2007-11-29...touched

2007-12-18...mailed another copy of RFE, delivery confirmation.. just in case they did'nt get first one

2007-12-29...email stating transfer to CSC woohoo

2008-01-02...AOS touched

2008-01-09...AOS touched..stating transfer and pending at CSC.

2008-01-10...AOS touched

2008-01-11...AOS touched

2008-01-11...EAD touched..stating card production ordered... woohoo.

2008-01-11...AP touched

2008-01-16...AP approved

2008-01-18...EAD touch... stating card production ordered..AGAIN

2008-01-22...EAD touch... stating card sent

2008-01-22...EAD and AP delivered by mailman yeaha....

2008-04-08...Infopass appointment......then by magic... GREEN CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED....am i dreaming???

2008-04-14... Received WELCOME TO AMERICA letter

2008-04-15...Received my GREENCARD.... wooohoooo

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE... THANK YOU LORD..

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Yes the I-94 will be taken when you depart the country, it is a departure record, when you re-enter the USA you will need to get a new one.

Bring an extra photo copy of the AP document, to give the POE officer if they want to keep a copy.

You present the AP doc to US POE officer for re-entry to the USA.

Do not do what I have highlighted above -- I had my original two copies of the AP, and then I colour photocopied it as well -- the officer was NOT pleased to see that I had done that.

You will be fine :)


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I'm assuming you're going by land so.....

Since you're Canadian, the Canadian side won't ask for your documents. Coming back into the States you will hand the officer your passport and your AP documents. You will then be given a chit and directed to secondary processing. (They will keep your passport and AP documents.) The officer in the parking lot will check your chit, then tell you to go inside. Have a seat and wait for your name to be called. Once your name is called they will stamp your AP, remove the I-94 from your passport and replace it with a new I-94 which will expire on the same date as your AP. They will hand you back your passport and one AP, and they will keep the other AP. You are then free to leave. The officer in the parking lot will want your chit back before he/she allows you to return to your car.

You will repeat the same process each time you use your AP, however, they will not need to replace the I-94 because it is still valid.

Have a great visit!!!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I'm assuming you're going by land so.....

Since you're Canadian, the Canadian side won't ask for your documents. Coming back into the States you will hand the officer your passport and your AP documents. You will then be given a chit and directed to secondary processing. (They will keep your passport and AP documents.) The officer in the parking lot will check your chit, then tell you to go inside. Have a seat and wait for your name to be called. Once your name is called they will stamp your AP, remove the I-94 from your passport and replace it with a new I-94 which will expire on the same date as your AP. They will hand you back your passport and one AP, and they will keep the other AP. You are then free to leave. The officer in the parking lot will want your chit back before he/she allows you to return to your car.

You will repeat the same process each time you use your AP, however, they will not need to replace the I-94 because it is still valid.

Have a great visit!!!

Thanks Krikit! Yes, we are planning to travel by land. There's one thing I'm still confused by - they take one copy of AP? What about the rest of the times we go to Canada, and especially if we go at a different POE? (Since if they take one copy the rest of the times I will only have one copy of the AP - is it that they wouldn't need to take it anymore because I'd have the valid I-94?)


March 6, 2007 - I-129F package sent

March 21, 2007 - I-129F NOA2

October 17, 2007 - K1 interview - approved

October 19, 2007 - K1 arrived in mail

October 21, 2007 - US entry

October 23, 2007 - Wedding day

November 27, 2007 - AOS, EAD, AP package sent

December 7, 2007 - Received all 3 NOA's for AOS, AP & EAD

December 10, 2007 - Received letter for biometrics appointment

January 2, 2008 - I-485 transferred to California

January 3, 2008 - Biometrics

January 16, 2008 - RFE for I-485

January 22, 2008 - RFE for I-485 arrived

January 23, 2008 - AP approved

January 25, 2008 - Case status finally updated: AP approved January 23!

January 31, 2008 - EAD card production ordered

February 2, 2008 - AP arrived in mail

February 5, 2008 - Sending a letter/RFE to CSC

February 5, 2008 - EAD card production ordered (again?!)

February 7, 2008 - RFE/letter arrived at CSC

February 7, 2008 - EAD approval sent

February 9, 2008 - EAD card received, dated January 23rd!

February 25, 2008 - CSC finally acknowledges receiving RFE

February 27, 2008 - I-485 APPROVED!

February 27, 2008 - Online case status: notice mailed welcoming new permanent resident.

March 3, 2008 - Received welcome letter

March 3, 2008 - I-485 approval letter sent

March 6, 2008 - Green card arrived in mail.

November 2009 - Removal of conditions...

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Thanks Krikit! Yes, we are planning to travel by land. There's one thing I'm still confused by - they take one copy of AP? What about the rest of the times we go to Canada, and especially if we go at a different POE? (Since if they take one copy the rest of the times I will only have one copy of the AP - is it that they wouldn't need to take it anymore because I'd have the valid I-94?)

They just restamp the remaining AP and the passport with a new re-entry date, then hand it all back to you. :thumbs:


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Yes the I-94 will be taken when you depart the country, it is a departure record, when you re-enter the USA you will need to get a new one.

Bring an extra photo copy of the AP document, to give the POE officer if they want to keep a copy.

You present the AP doc to US POE officer for re-entry to the USA.

is this true for K3 visa holders too? I know K3s don't need AP but if I go back, will they take the old I-94 and then reissue an I-94 when I return?

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Yes the I-94 will be taken when you depart the country, it is a departure record, when you re-enter the USA you will need to get a new one.

Bring an extra photo copy of the AP document, to give the POE officer if they want to keep a copy.

You present the AP doc to US POE officer for re-entry to the USA.

is this true for K3 visa holders too? I know K3s don't need AP but if I go back, will they take the old I-94 and then reissue an I-94 when I return?

Yu and Dan's post does not apply to Canadian travellers. (And taking a photocopy of the AP doc does not apply at all.) Expired I-94's are removed from your passport when you re-enter the US, and a new one is issued. I am unfamiliar with the process for K-3's so, hopefully, someone will come along to clarify.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Scotland
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I'm assuming you're going by land so.....

Since you're Canadian, the Canadian side won't ask for your documents. Coming back into the States you will hand the officer your passport and your AP documents. You will then be given a chit and directed to secondary processing. (They will keep your passport and AP documents.) The officer in the parking lot will check your chit, then tell you to go inside. Have a seat and wait for your name to be called. Once your name is called they will stamp your AP, remove the I-94 from your passport and replace it with a new I-94 which will expire on the same date as your AP. They will hand you back your passport and one AP, and they will keep the other AP. You are then free to leave. The officer in the parking lot will want your chit back before he/she allows you to return to your car.

You will repeat the same process each time you use your AP, however, they will not need to replace the I-94 because it is still valid.

Have a great visit!!!

KRIKIT hiya,

Yep, exactly right... thats what hapened to me but i was too tired to fill in the blanks :blink: :blink: BUT they stamped one and gave me BOTH COPIES BACK.. :unsure: :unsure:

DONT WORRY MELLYSA, you wont have any problems.. :thumbs: :thumbs:


2007-10-23...mailed AOS EAD AP

2007-10-29...finally arrived in chicago

2007-11-02...NOA1 notice date

2007-11-23...the dreaded RFE comes...dated Nov 19th

2007-11-24...returned RFE by USPS

2007-11-29...biometrics in buffalo

2007-11-29...touched

2007-12-18...mailed another copy of RFE, delivery confirmation.. just in case they did'nt get first one

2007-12-29...email stating transfer to CSC woohoo

2008-01-02...AOS touched

2008-01-09...AOS touched..stating transfer and pending at CSC.

2008-01-10...AOS touched

2008-01-11...AOS touched

2008-01-11...EAD touched..stating card production ordered... woohoo.

2008-01-11...AP touched

2008-01-16...AP approved

2008-01-18...EAD touch... stating card production ordered..AGAIN

2008-01-22...EAD touch... stating card sent

2008-01-22...EAD and AP delivered by mailman yeaha....

2008-04-08...Infopass appointment......then by magic... GREEN CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED....am i dreaming???

2008-04-14... Received WELCOME TO AMERICA letter

2008-04-15...Received my GREENCARD.... wooohoooo

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE... THANK YOU LORD..

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I'm assuming you're going by land so.....

Since you're Canadian, the Canadian side won't ask for your documents. Coming back into the States you will hand the officer your passport and your AP documents. You will then be given a chit and directed to secondary processing. (They will keep your passport and AP documents.) The officer in the parking lot will check your chit, then tell you to go inside. Have a seat and wait for your name to be called. Once your name is called they will stamp your AP, remove the I-94 from your passport and replace it with a new I-94 which will expire on the same date as your AP. They will hand you back your passport and one AP, and they will keep the other AP. You are then free to leave. The officer in the parking lot will want your chit back before he/she allows you to return to your car.

You will repeat the same process each time you use your AP, however, they will not need to replace the I-94 because it is still valid.

Have a great visit!!!

KRIKIT hiya,

Yep, exactly right... thats what hapened to me but i was too tired to fill in the blanks :blink: :blink: BUT they stamped one and gave me BOTH COPIES BACK.. :unsure: :unsure:

DONT WORRY MELLYSA, you wont have any problems.. :thumbs: :thumbs:

Thanks everyone! I appreciate it!


March 6, 2007 - I-129F package sent

March 21, 2007 - I-129F NOA2

October 17, 2007 - K1 interview - approved

October 19, 2007 - K1 arrived in mail

October 21, 2007 - US entry

October 23, 2007 - Wedding day

November 27, 2007 - AOS, EAD, AP package sent

December 7, 2007 - Received all 3 NOA's for AOS, AP & EAD

December 10, 2007 - Received letter for biometrics appointment

January 2, 2008 - I-485 transferred to California

January 3, 2008 - Biometrics

January 16, 2008 - RFE for I-485

January 22, 2008 - RFE for I-485 arrived

January 23, 2008 - AP approved

January 25, 2008 - Case status finally updated: AP approved January 23!

January 31, 2008 - EAD card production ordered

February 2, 2008 - AP arrived in mail

February 5, 2008 - Sending a letter/RFE to CSC

February 5, 2008 - EAD card production ordered (again?!)

February 7, 2008 - RFE/letter arrived at CSC

February 7, 2008 - EAD approval sent

February 9, 2008 - EAD card received, dated January 23rd!

February 25, 2008 - CSC finally acknowledges receiving RFE

February 27, 2008 - I-485 APPROVED!

February 27, 2008 - Online case status: notice mailed welcoming new permanent resident.

March 3, 2008 - Received welcome letter

March 3, 2008 - I-485 approval letter sent

March 6, 2008 - Green card arrived in mail.

November 2009 - Removal of conditions...

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I'm assuming you're going by land so.....

Since you're Canadian, the Canadian side won't ask for your documents. Coming back into the States you will hand the officer your passport and your AP documents. You will then be given a chit and directed to secondary processing. (They will keep your passport and AP documents.) The officer in the parking lot will check your chit, then tell you to go inside. Have a seat and wait for your name to be called. Once your name is called they will stamp your AP, remove the I-94 from your passport and replace it with a new I-94 which will expire on the same date as your AP. They will hand you back your passport and one AP, and they will keep the other AP. You are then free to leave. The officer in the parking lot will want your chit back before he/she allows you to return to your car.

You will repeat the same process each time you use your AP, however, they will not need to replace the I-94 because it is still valid.

Have a great visit!!!

FYI,

The first time I used my AP in January, of course, I was sent in to the office for processing (POE at Detroit). The second time I crossed back to to the U.S. (just yesterday), the officer in the booth looked over my AP, I-94, Passport and then sent me on my way without getting out of the car, without going in to the office.


Removal of Conditions

04-14-10 I751 Application sent

04-19-10 NOA1

06-01-10 Biometrics in Detroit

08-10-10 Card Production Order

08-24-10 Green Card Received

AOS Journey

10-06-07 POE Detroit

10-12-07 Married

10-19-07 Mailed AOS Package

10-24-07 AOS package delivered

10-29-07 NOA1 Date

11-07-07 Applied for SSN, Received within 2 weeks

12-11-07 Biometrics in Detroit

12-21-07 I-485 Transferred to CSC

12-31-07 I-765 Card Production Ordered; I-131 Approved

01-07-08 I-131 Received

01-10-08 I-765 Approval Notice Sent

01-12-08 I-765 Received

02-21-08 RFE - Medical

03-18-08 RFE returned

04-07-08 RFE received at CSC

07-15-08 Card Production Order

07-21-08 Green Card Received

K1 Journey

09-12-06 I129F Application sent

09-20-06 NOA1, Receipt Notice

01-22-07 NOA2, Approval Notice

02-08-07 Petition forwarded to Mtl

03-02-07 Pkg 3 Received

03-17-07 Pkg 3 Returned

08-15-07 Montreal Interview, APPROVED

09-11-07 Visa Received

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The first time I used my AP in January, of course, I was sent in to the office for processing (POE at Detroit). The second time I crossed back to to the U.S. (just yesterday), the officer in the booth looked over my AP, I-94, Passport and then sent me on my way without getting out of the car, without going in to the office.

NICE one!!!!! I had that happen once. But that's because the officer never noticed my visa in my passport and I hadn't handed her my AP documents. The worst crossing was when I was held up for so long that I missed my flight. :angry: Yay for normal crossings!


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